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Scare on the Air

Call out for young storytellers based in regional Queensland.

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Have you ever wanted to write your very own podcast episode?

In partnership with Matriark Theatre, we’re assembling a team of young regional storytellers, aged 13 – 17 years, based further than 100kms from the Brisbane CBD, to write and record spooky stories for an exciting new podcast. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • develop your storytelling skills through workshops
  • receive mentorship as you write your story
  • professionally record your story
  • have your story released as a part of a new podcast series launching this Halloween
  • receive a fee for your story

About the program

The entire program will take place over Zoom video conferences, so no matter where you live in Queensland, we want you to apply. There is no cost to apply or participate in the program. All you need is a stable internet connection and a love of spooky stories.

This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to gain experience in broadcast media – don’t miss it!

How to apply

Applications are open now, for young people aged 13 – 17 years, based further than 100kms from the Brisbane CBD.

To apply for Scare on the Air please answer the following questions, and upload them to the online form provided. Each answer should be no longer than 100 words each.

Applications close at 12pm, 15 April, 2022.

Question 1: In what ways do you access audio storytelling (eg. podcasts, audiobooks, streaming)? Please provide an example of your favourite program/story and tell us why it is.

Question 2: What makes you a great storyteller?

Question 3: Tell us a short story of a time when something made the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Apply now

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the program then please send an email to

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